Kwalitee Fails

Core metrics

These fails do affect your Kwalitee scores. This distribution may not be installed cleanly, or may have some issues in license or documentation. Please consider fixing them, or tell us if they are false.

metayml is parsable

The META.yml file of this distribution could not be parsed by the version of CPANTS is using.

If you don't have one, add a META.yml file. Else, upgrade your YAML generator so it produces valid YAML.

metayml conforms to known spec

META.yml does not conform to any recognised META.yml Spec.

Take a look at the META.yml Spec at (for version 1.4) or (for version 2), and change your META.yml accordingly.

has meta yml

The file "META.yml" is missing from this distribution. META.yml is needed by people maintaining module collections (like CPAN), for people writing installation tools, or just people who want to know some stuff about a distribution before downloading it.

Add a META.yml to the distribution. Your buildtool should be able to autogenerate it.

has changelog

The distribution hasn't got a Changelog (named something like m/^chang(es?|log)|history$/i. A Changelog helps people decide if they want to upgrade to a new version.

Add a Changelog (best named 'Changes') to the distribution. It should list at least major changes implemented in newer versions.

has human readable license

This distribution does not have a license defined in the documentation or in a file called LICENSE

Add a section called "LICENSE" to the documentation, or add a file named LICENSE to the distribution.

has license in source file

Does not have license information in any of its source files

Add =head1 LICENSE and the text of the license to the main module in your code.

Extra metrics

These fails affect your total Kwalitee score, but don't affect the one for the Game. Some of them should be fixed by all means. Others are just matters of taste.

metayml declares perl version

This distribution does not declare the minimum perl version in META.yml.

If you are using Build.PL define the {requires}{perl} = VERSION field. If you are using MakeMaker (Makefile.PL) you should upgrade ExtUtils::MakeMaker to 6.48 and use MIN_PERL_VERSION parameter. Perl::MinimumVersion can help you determine which version of Perl your module needs.

proper libs

There is more than one .pm file in the base dir, or the .pm files are not in lib/ directory.

Move your *.pm files in a directory named 'lib'. The directory structure should look like 'lib/Your/' for a module named 'Your::Module'.

metayml has license

This distribution does not have a license defined in META.yml.

Define the license if you are using in Build.PL. If you are using MakeMaker (Makefile.PL) you should upgrade to ExtUtils::MakeMaker version 6.31.

has known license in source file

Does not have license information in any of its source files, or the information is not recognized by Software::License

Add =head1 LICENSE and/or the proper text of the well-known license to the main module in your code.

use warnings

This distribution does not 'use warnings;' (or its equivalents) in all of its modules. Note that this is not about that your modules actually warn when something bad happens. It's bad if nobody can tell if a module warns or not, without reading the source code of your favorite module that actually enforces warnings. In other words, it's bad if someone feels the need to add 'use warnings' to your modules.

Add 'use warnings' (or its equivalents) to all modules (this will require perl > 5.6), or convince us that your favorite module is well-known enough and people can easily see the modules warn when something bad happens.

is prereq

This distribution is not required by another distribution by another author.

Convince / force / bribe another CPAN author to use this distribution.

Experimental metrics

These fails are not serious and don't affect your Kwalitee scores at all.

metayml has provides

This distribution does not have a list of provided modules defined in META.yml.

Add all modules contained in this distribution to the META.yml field 'provides'. Module::Build does this automatically for you.

has separate license file

This distribution does not have a LICENSE or LICENCE file in its root directory.

This is not a critical issue. Currently mainly informative for the CPANTS authors. It might be removed later.

easily repackageable by fedora

It is easy to repackage this module by Fedora.

Fix each one of the metrics this depends on.

fits fedora license

Fits the licensing requirements of Fedora (Acceptable licenses: (perl, apache, artistic_2, gpl, lgpl, mit, mozilla)).

Replace the license or convince Fedora to accept this license as well.